Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Rossi-transfer: Who Did Lie To Us?

Rossi-transfer: Who Did Lie To Us?

First and foremost, let's state two facts: Giuseppe Rossi said he wanted to stay and not long after Sir Alex confirmed the young striker was going to stay at Old Trafford.

I cannot help but think someone just lied to us, for no apparent reason at all. But of course before I start dishing out dire accusations, I must acknowledge that there might be a different explanation to the story.

It is always possible that one of them simply changed his heart: Rossi decided that he would be much better of in sunny Spain or Sir Alex had a vision when the Footballing God explicitly forbade him to employ young Italian strikers who had been bought from Parma. But if that's the case, one of them owes us an explanation.

If one of them just lied then I don't know why. I think it's possible that Rossi has been desperate to leave ever since he's returned from Parma or that Sir Alex and the Glazers wanted to sell him because A) he had no part in the plans B) we needed the money and it was only the Glazers who insisted on selling him though Rossi wanted to stay and Fergie really wanted him to stay.

Whichever the actual reason is, I very much hope that someone will have the guts to spill it out for us. I doubt it but hope so.

One thing we could learn from this story yet again, it served as a great reminder: NEVER take seriously ANY of the comments that come from managers, players or indeed anyone during a transfer window. They have no significance whatsoever.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Zae
Date:Wednesday August 1 2007
Time: 9:55AM

Comments

0
This article has a rather naive view on things. Maybe Rossi did want to stay, but lack of 1st team opporunities drove him to Spain. Maybe Fergie wanted him to stay, but decided it would be detrimental to the kid's career if he spent more time in the reserves. Either way, I think both parties will benefit from the move, since ManU dont really need Rossi now. And do you really think the Glazers have any hand in the transfers? Would Fergie stand for that?
prits
01/08/2007 10:41:00
0
prits, rossi must have known before the season that he wouldnt be first team, even before our interest in tevez came apparanst, so why would he say adamantly that he wanted to stay just a few weeks ago?
united4life
01/08/2007 12:35:00
0
Still a good price for him though do you not think?
sw6cfc
01/08/2007 13:35:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Sorry Louis, We`re Not Buying It!

Sometime today, or quite possibly tomorrow, we`re expecting Marouane Fellaini to be charged by the Football Association.

Leicester City (h) - Post-Match Stats

As we predicted yesterday, Manchester United proved to be the party-poopers.

AUDIO: Rooney disappointed with draw

A point earned against Leicester City seemed to be a little disappointing with Manchester United hunting down a top-four place.

Stats: Manchester United v Leicester City

All the stats from Manchester United (1) vs (1) Leicester City, Old Trafford, 01/05/16 14:05 Att: 75,275

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Leicester City (h)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea16%
Valencia0%
Smalling5%
Blind5%
Rojo0%
Carrick0%
Lingard0%
Fellaini5%
Rooney17%
Martial47%
Rashford0%
Mata0%
Herrera0%
Depay5%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 10 2016 7:45PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (H)
Barclays Premier League